Hanbury Preservation Consulting

P.O. Box 6049
Raleigh, NC 27628 USA
(919) 828-1905 phone

Intensive Architectural Survey of 22 Virginia National Guard Properties

Working in collaboration with the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research (WMCAR), Hanbury Preservation Consulting conducted intensive survey of 22 Virginia Army National Guard facilities, including 17 armories and 5 organizational maintenance shops distributed across all geographic regions of Virginia except the Eastern Shore.  The 17 armories included Alleghany (Clifton Forge), Blackstone, Charlottesville, Danville, Farmville, Leesburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Sandston, South Boston, Staunton, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and West Point. The five organizational maintenance shops comprised Danville, Fredericksburg, Gate City, Lynchburg, and Portsmouth. The 22 facilities house critical functions for the realization of  training and military readiness. Many had not been documented architecturally at the intensive level nor valuated for their eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.   All of the facilities evaluated were constructed during the Cold War era (1947–1991). Only two of the facilities are more than 50 years of age or older and were evaluated according to National Register Eligibility Criteria A through D. Evaluation of the remaining 20 facilities required the application of Criteria Consideration G.  Each resource was documented at the intensive level and evaluated according to potential to meet criteria for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.